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I will also give hardcopies: ENG 10 Professor Julie “the Bolt” Literary Analysis or Short Story for Persepolis Goal of assignment: To explore and demonstrated critical and creative knowledge learned from the text. Length: Aim for this paper to be longer than you last. Strive for 5 pages. Workshop: We will have a workshop next Monday and the paper will be due the following Monday. Remember: To carefully review final the final draft, to STAPLE and CREATE AN ORIGINAL TITLE THAT RELATES TO YOUR THEME. Essays should develop a theme in depth – and eventually form a thesis. Use examples from the book citing page numbers. Analyze in depth. Focus on depth, not breadth. (No summaries or reviews.) Stories should consider Satrapi’s style, substance and themes. Use dialog and convey with action and description what Satrapi does in pictures. Remember to indent with each new Themes for your story or essay: 1. Explore how conflicting extreme events shape a childhood -- such as loving parents, exile and war. 2. In an Associated Press interview, Satrapi said, “The only thing I hope is that people will read my book and see that this abstract thing, this Axis of Evil, is made up of individuals with lives and hopes.” And in her introduction to Persepolis, she explains that she wrote the book to show that Iran is not only a country of “fundamentalism, fanaticism, and terrorism.” Think about how Satrapi goes about challenging this myth? Does Persepolis dispel or confirm your views on Iran? In an ESSAY, think about ways does Persepolis deepens your understanding and knowledge of Iran. In a STORY, challenge a social/cultural myth by showing the complex dynamics. 3. In an essay or story, explore the contrasts of captivity/freedom and oppression/resistance. What stifles or prevents people from being completely free? How do they circumvent and defy the rules imposed on them and attempt to live ordinary lives despite extraordinary circumstances? Give some...
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